Apr 06, 2020  
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog
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AST 151 - General Astronomy I

Class Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the science of modern astronomy with a concentration on the solar system. Emphasis is placed on the history and physics of astronomy and an introduction to the solar system, including the planets, comets, and meteors. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a general understanding of the solar system. As astronomy is a branch of physics, an emphasis will be placed on the physics concepts underlying topics covered in this course.

Prerequisites: ENG 002 , MAT 003 . Corequisites: AST 151A .
When Offered: (F, S)

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